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David T. Hamilton


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David Hamilton concentrates his practice in commercial and general business litigation in federal and state courts. A significant portion of his practice is also devoted to representing local municipalities, as well as serving as a mediator to assist parties in reaching an acceptable settlement of their dispute. 

David believes clients are entitled to prompt, economical resolution of commercial disputes. To affect such resolutions, he believes it is critical to encourage open communication with the client at all stages of a case, including investigation, discovery, settlement and trial. David attempts to achieve a favorable settlement if that is in the client's best interests, but where settlement is not possible, he has a proven record of successfully completing numerous jury trials in state and federal court.

Practice Areas

  • General Municipal Representation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Lender Liability
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Condemnation


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1979
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A. – 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • Association of Attorney Mediators, Member


  • Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year-Municipal Law-St. Louis, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, and Municipal Law

Classes & Seminars

  • Evidence for Trial Lawyers, National Business Institute
  • Spring Meeting - Missouri Association of Registered Land Surveyors

Pro-Bono Activities

  • St. Peters Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, 1997
  • St. Charles County Community College Foundation President, 1997 to 1998
  • Rotary Club of St. Charles Sunrise President, 1994 to 1995


  • Schoeneberg & Hamilton, L.C., 1993 to 1999
  • Gallop, Johnson, Neuman, L.C., 1984 to 1993
  • Guilfoil, Petzall & Shoemake, 1982 to 1984
  • Hannegan, Knight, Kennedy, Schoeneberg & Weber, 1979 to 1982